(A gorgeous picture, i know. Yikes.)
Today we went to out local travel clinic for our first "consultation" for our vaccations/immunizations. We were there for almost 2 hours! They told us all about every option we had, every illness we COULD contract, including Rabies that we may get from a bat being in our hotel room at night that might bite us in our sleep although we might not feel it. No really, apparently that has happened ONCE....so, they like to suggest it. We watched a video of all the things we can or can't do while in Ethiopia and we even got a book with out names printed on the front! We went ahead and started our long list of vaccinations today and both got our Hepatitis A and B shots. It wasn't bad at all but since these suckers are going to be about $600+ for each of us we decided to spread them out a bit. Our doc wants us to do things like Flu shots too, but at the price they are quoting...I don't think I mind taking the chance on barfing for a day or 2. Anyway, it was an overall good experience and they are defanitly looking out for us- they even want us to send them a postcard while we are there! I guess if i am giving them $1200 whats another .25cents for a postcard? Us and the travel clinic- were BFF's.